The Fourth of July is a great holiday. I love summer, and I love pools, and I love a day off to eat things that were cooked on a grill. I would have none of these without democracy, and for that, and obviously the persistent — if not always consistent or equitable — freedom to do […]
… If You Understand Change Is A Choice.
On the most basic level, change is a choice. Many leaders don’t see it that way. They declare employees must follow the system, as doing so is their job. Technically correct, but these leaders fundamentally miss the heart of the matter: Each person is free to choose how he or she uses the system. Read More
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Elements of a Reliability Manual
One method to define an organization’s approach to reliability is to create a reliability manual. Many organizations already have a quality manual as required for ISO 9000 or similar certification. Reliability may be a section of the larger quality manual or simply integrated into the same document.
After hearing news of Joan Rivers’ death Thursday, late-night host Conan O’Brien reminisced about the influence the comic icon had on American culture when he was a child.
“Joan Rivers would fill in for Johnny Carson and when she did it was an event,” O’Brien said. “Everybody in the country would talk about it the next day. Media is so fractured now. There’s so many thousands of different shows and people competing for attention, it’s hard to explain to people today what an event that was.”
Rivers died Thursday at 81 due to complications following throat surgery. Her career as a comedian spanned six decades and paved a fresh path for female comics in an era when the comedy scene was even more dominated by men than it is today.
“At that time she was so, so outrageous. Her comedy felt so out of the bounds and people were just…
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